Oprah’s advice to grads: closet full of shoes doesn’t equate to happiness (video)


Oprah Winfrey gave Agnes Scott College’s 128th commencement speech on Saturday.

This was not Winfrey’s first time visiting the all women’s liberal arts college, as she filmed part of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on its campus this past summer.

The media mogul and far-left liberal talked about the children she has helped and raised in her life, including one that recently graduated from Agnus Scott.  She praised the school for how it helped who she refers to as her “daughter girl”, grow into a mature adult.

She went on to stress the important role parents play in helping their children achieve a college education.

“One of my girls who is graduating next week sent me a message saying, ‘Momma Oprah, we’ve been through a lot.  Thank you for believing in me and seeing what others couldn’t. And when I walk across that stage, this is for us, we did this.’ And I would say that goes for every parent in this room.”

Winfrey then spoke of her Christian values and told the graduating class that living a life of service does not mean you have to join the Peace Corps and that it is important not to walk though life alone.

“I’m not just praying on my knees, but I live in a state of humility on my knees, in service to the higher calling of my life that things started to change.”

In addition to her faith, which she mentions throughout the speech, she also spoke about a life of service.  She explained that although she has a lot of money, her things are not what fill up the important space in her life.  She said it is what she has to offer back that is fulfilling.

“Be true to yourself. If I could leave you with any message today that is it.”

Watch the full speech below:

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